Mint Tea Recipes

Mint Tea Recipes You Need to Know

Having mint associated with tea is nothing new. There is an ample number of teas that have mint in their name. Surely, you have tried many of them too, like the Peppermint Tea or the Spearmint tea. And I am guessing you know their benefits as well. So let’s not hover over those known facts and learn something new.

Are you aware that there exist teas purely made of mint, without ‘pepper’ being added to its name? Yes, I am talking about Mint teas. This is a delectable tea that backs amazing health benefits. So read on to know more about mint tea recipes.

What are Mint Teas?

Just like peppermint or spearmint tea, Mint tea is also a kind of herbal tea. It has no calories and is mostly caffeine-free. With mesmerizing taste, it also bags a ton of health benefits that you wouldn’t want to miss. And one more thing worth mentioning is the heavenly aroma of mint tea. It is so mild and soothing that you can easily forget about all your troubles for the moment.

Probably we all know the goodness of mint and its usefulness in home remedies. This is one of the main reasons behind its popularity worldwide. Thus, even the most renowned tea and coffee houses keep this blend in their menu. But definitely, trying those can poke a hole in your pocket. So, here we have provided different ways on how to make Mint tea at home.

Best Mint Tea Recipes 

The minimal or zero-calorie content of this tea makes it an amazing choice for health-conscious people. So without worrying about gaining those extra inches, follow these recipes to make yourself a delicious cup.

Fresh Mint Tea Recipes

It is often asked – how to make tea with mint leaves? A simple answer to this simple question lies in this recipe of Fresh Mint Tea. The ingredients required are easily available in local stores or online. It’s very easy to make and will not take much of your time.

Ingredients

  • 5-7 fresh Mint leaves
  • 2 cups of Water
  • Sweetener (optional)
  • Lemon juice or slices (optional)

Directions

  • Add water to a pan. Then, add 4-5 washed fresh mint leaves into it.
  • Boil the water for a few minutes till the water starts to become green.
  • Also at this point, add sweetener (if using any). Thereafter, let the tea come to a boil again for a minute.
  • Pour it in a cup, add a few drops or slices of lemon and enjoy Mint tea.

It is very important to make sure the mint leaves are fresh. This adds the main flavour and aroma of mint to the tea. Also, avoid adding sweeteners or use natural sweeteners to stay away from the calories.

Pudina Chai Tea Recipes

You might be wondering what Pudina Chai is. It is nothing new but just the milked version of Mint tea. In India, Mint tea made with milk and sugar is referred to as Pudina Chai tea. It is extremely delicious and perfect for having with a plate of fries or pakoras.

Ingredients

  • 5-7 Mint leaves
  • Tea (leaves or tea bags)
  • 2 cups of Water
  • Milk (of your choice)
  • Sugar (or jaggery)

Directions

  • Add water to a pan. Then, add 4-5 washed mint leaves into it.
  • Boil the water for a few minutes till the water starts to become green.
  • Now add the tea leaves. If using tea bags, turn off the burner and steep them for 2-3 mins.
  • Add milk and sugar. Thereafter, let the tea come to a boil.
  • Pour it into a cup. Your Pudina Chai tea is ready to be served.

Using sugar and milk is a must in Pudina Chai. The sugar will increase calories in your tea, thus we suggest you use other alternative natural sweeteners. You can go with jaggery as it blends well with milk and tastes good too. Also, the amount of milk can vary according to your choice. That won’t affect the taste much.

Iced Mint Tea Recipes

Ice Mint Tea Recipes

Mint tea is very soothing in general and it becomes even more so when ice is added to it. It can serve as the best summer drink. Thus, try out this Iced Mint tea recipe and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 5-7 fresh Mint leaves
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • Sweetener 
  • ½  tablespoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • Place nicely washed fresh mint leaves in a bowl and add 2 cups of boiled water over it. Cover the lid and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Then strain the mint leaves and pour it into a glass jar.
  • Refrigerate the tea for some time until ready to be used. When nicely chilled, take out the jar.
  • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the tea over. 
  • Now add the vanilla essence and sweetener to your liking. (optional, you might want to skip this step to keep your tea calorie-free)
  • Stir it and enjoy your delicious cup of Iced Mint tea.

After knowing these common and easy recipes, let’s explore something different. 

Moroccan Mint Tea Recipes

Most Mint teas are caffeine-free and herbal, but not this. Moroccan Mint tea is a minimally caffeinated version of mint tea. It’s very popular in some parts of the world, like Canada. The essential components of the Moroccan Mint tea blend are gunpowder green tea and dried mint.

Even though it’s not very difficult to make this tea, let’s see how to make Moroccan Mint tea perfectly.

Ingredients

  • Mint Green tea or Gunpowder Green tea
  • 5-7 fresh Mint leaves
  • 2 cups of Water
  • Sweetener (optional)

Directions

  • Boil 1 ½  cups of water in a saucepan or electric kettle.
  • Add Gunpowder Green tea or Mint Green tea to a teapot and pour the boiling water over it. Let it steep for 3 minutes. 
  • Remove the infuser with the tea and add the fresh Mint leaves. Then, let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  • After the leaves settle, then pour it into a cup from a height. (this will create froth on top)
  • Add sweetener if you want, stir the tea and enjoy!

Even though sweetener is optional in this recipe, traditionally Moroccan Mint tea was consumed with sugar. We advise you to avoid it to keep calorie intake in check. This tea can be enjoyed cold too. There you can add a bit of sugar to make it taste better. So add ice and try out the Iced Moroccan Mint tea as well.

Final Words

With so many recipes, it is never a bad choice to try out a super healthy delicious tea. And since most of them are made with natural ingredients there are no side effects as well. You can have them without any health concerns just like I do. Thus, try them out and let us know which one you liked the most.

 

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